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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Serene Scenery Sunday: What's In Bloom

Hello, everyone.  It's me, Cammie!  Today, Maggie and I thought we'd share shots with you of what's in bloom around our gardens.  There is a lot going on out there, so let's jump right in!

Mom was delighted to see these bushes in bloom, as she thought she had killed them:

Crape Myrtle

In the Wildflower Garden, we currently have the following blooms:

Black-Eyed Susans, just starting to open
Moonshine Yarrow, with a surprise PowWow Wild Berry Coneflower popping up!
Cheyenne Spirit Coneflower

Up in the Friendship Garden ...

Day Lilies

This is a new-for-us variety of Coneflower - the color is really intense!

Glowing Dream Coneflowers

This Bumble Bee really likes our 4-headed coneflower:

Bumble Bee on PowWow Wild Berry Coneflower

Some Lavender popped up in an unexpected place, so Mom dug it up and stuck it in a pot.  It looks right at home in the Friendship Garden:

Rosea Lavender -- it's PINK!

Further down, the Becky Daisies are coming into bloom:

Becky Daisies

As we showed you the other day, we have some Orange Hobbit Sunflowers in planters on the back deck.  Here's another look at that one:

Orange Hobbit Sunflower, with bug

Over on the south tiers, the Butterfly Weed is going strong in the Butterfly Garden:

Butterfly Weed

Out front, I'm fairly sure we've been invaded by some sort of alien plants:

Hen and Chicks, looking very strange!

They're pretty cool-looking, but we're keeping an eye on them.  We've watched too many SciFi movies to trust those things!

Mom planted a packet of seeds to grow some gold-colored Cosmos:

Not a gold-colored Cosmos bloom

They also have light pink blooms.  But not gold.  Not yet, anyway.

In our mailbox planter, we have more Orange Hobbit Sunflowers!  Here's the biggest bloom:

Orange Hobbit Sunflower

This group is looking much better than the ones in the planters on the deck; they get different sun.

Last shot -- here is a group photo of me, Maggie, and the Orange Hobbitses:

"Smiles, everyone!"

We hope our garden tour added a bit of serenity to your day!  Happy Sunday!



  1. You have an amazing gardens, such pretty flowers. And you are very wise to keep an eye on that alien plant, too. But the bee.. that looks like a 'No, Maggie, No!' plant to us.

  2. God and nature has given you the most beautiful technicolor world ever.
    Every color and texture imaginable
    Hugs madi your bfff

  3. WOW! Your flowers are outstandingly gorgeous! We sure do love that happy sunflower☺

  4. Whew, we thought this was going to be all about flowers, but we were happy to see the two prettiest blooms at the end - you lovely ladies!

    You have so many beautiful flowers. Mom loves the coneflowers and the yarrow. Our crepe myrtle was very late getting its foliage this year too, and so far we still have no flowers:( But that is one plant that can really surprise us.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  5. Wow wow wow!! Your flowers are beautiful!
    Hazel & Mabel

  6. You sure have a lot of pretty flowers in bloom right now.

  7. So many beautimous blooms always help us feel more serene!
    Thanks gals!
    Jakey, Arty & Rosy

  8. Your blooms are truly incredible! I love the Pow Wow Coneflower with the bee on it. That's a wonderful photo!!!! Your mom has done an amazing job growing your flowers!

  9. So many pretty flowers! Sunflowers are always our favorite.


  10. The garden is just lovely, looks like everything is growing well! The new colors of coneflowers makes our mom want to plant some...

    Kiki and Nala